World Tour: Happy Fourth of July!!

[ 0 ] July 2, 2010 |

This is probably the one weekend where it is less than desirable for me, as American citizen, to leave the U.S. Leaving just seems like a crime or a lack of taste for good American food. The Fourth of July is the one weekend in America where it seems like everyone has a plan. If you do not have one, you almost feel like you failed for the holiday weekend. Last year, we almost failed, this year we did the right thing. Planned ahead and now we can enjoy a good firework or two alongside a foot-long, grilled hot dog.

The Fourth is the Americans Declaration of Independence weekend and it seems that every city is filled with festivities, food and fireworks of all types. This week’s World Tour highlights the top cities to enjoy the weekend of independence, good beer and massive amounts of food. Chicago is a great start in our book because the Taste of Chicago is this weekend which means you can try all the deep dish pizza that your stomach can consume while taking in some great Mid-West weather (*what an oxymoron when you think of their winters…). Boston is the typical stomping grounds because they do all the traditional patriotic activities during their Harborfest. If you want more of a party, party, party…you know Miami takes the cake on this one. Wonder if they even have activities that do not include red, white and blue bikinis??

Getting a cheap flight to the Caribbean or Europe is priceless, but sometimes you need to just spend some time at home. Lucky for us, United Airlines and the like tend to have “friendly” fares for those wishing to stay within this territory for the holiday weekend. Plan a cookout, take a road trip or hop on a last minute flight to a U.S. destination…this is the one weekend, I just want to sit in my uncle’s backyard, swat away the mosquitoes and take back a few the old fashioned American way…Happy Fourth of July!!

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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